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Causes: Health, Patient & Family Support

Mission: WE provide support to children and young adults with cancer and other serious illnesses through gifting of dolls, original books, cards and other gifts.

Results: We have gifted thousands of dolls to children in treatment for cancer and have had hospital events for these children. WE partner with over 30 hospitals now. We ship in the USA and internationally to any child battling cancer free. We are in the process of writing and illustrating an adventure Bee Brave Buddies book for children with Cancer which will be given as a gift also to these children. When a child receives one of our dolls, we see big smiles on their faces, consequently, we then see big smiles on the faces of the mom and dad and all caregivers, nurses, and doctors.

Target demographics: We want to give every child who is battling cancer a special gift for support and to aid in self -esteem.

Direct beneficiaries per year: We have gifted thousands of dolls in 2016. We are now shipping our dolls to every state in the USA and internationally free to any child batting childhood cancer. They simply have to fill out a nomination form on our website to request a doll or our new UnBEElieveably Brave Blanket

Geographic areas served: We gift our Beautifully bald dolls to children with cancer around the world

Programs: We give our beautifully bald dolls to any family with a child in treatment for cancer. They can request a doll on our web page by filling out a form. We partner with pediatric cancer treatment centers around the country and give our dolls monthly to these hospitals. Our dolls are sewn and given with a lot of LOVE!

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47 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Nikki C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies is wonderful! They put smiles on so many children's faces while they are battling cancer. This gives the children hope while they are going through really tough times in there lives. I know the brave buddy had made my son so happy! He takes his buddy everywhere with him so he can be brave though his cancer journey.

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beebrave Bee Brave Buddies is so happy that your brave little warrior and Buddy Brave are the BEST of Friends now!

1 Mandy H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our little boy Ben was diagnosed with Leukaemia in April 2015. Its a seriously tougb road for any child . Tge treatment can be so harsh. I linked on with Bee buddies through a friend Ben received the most beautiful blanket for Bee buddies that he brings to bed every night its such a comfort for him. I has just received a joy jar full of little goodies . Wow the smile on his face says it all really. To see a child that's going through cancer and the smile that the little face gives by such a kind gesture . We are so thankful. These people have the biggest hearts thinking of our kids it's means so much to us as a family . Tgank you bee buddies for all your kindness it will never be forgotten. xxxx

1 Amanda B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son recieved a Brave Buddy doll in April 2017. He loves this doll and shows all his friends at MD Anderson. We are so thankful for the people who do so much for our kiddos fighting cancer. This is a great organization.

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beebrave 09/02/2017

Thank you so much, Amanda. So happy Buddy Brave and your son are the Best of Friends now!

1 Emily P.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't thank this charity enough they have given my son a buddy to help him and keep him strong and Alfie will tell buddy all his worries and anything else he wants to

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beebrave 09/02/2017

Emily, Happy that Alfie and Buddy Brave are snuggled up and telling little secrets! He is the bravest!

2 Deidre.sinclair

Client Served

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies is an excellent organization. They helped us in many ways by sending us Bee Brave Buddy. My son was afraid to sleep in his room alone after coming home from the hospital but after receiving his Buddy, he had no fear and slept calmly through the nigh . It's an amazing program and thank you so much for your help!!

2 April77

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Rosanna Bernstein and Bee Brave Buddies through a mutual friend. My daughter is a cancer survivor and I know first-hand what it means to the children going through treatment to receive gifts such as a Bee Brave Buddie doll. Something tangible you can hold close to you when you are in a scary situation or a friend when all your other friends have left. Rosanna has a gift for creating a gorgeous product and helping out children who are sometimes forgotten while they undergo treatment away from the family and friends.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies is an incredible organization. Rosanna Bernstein is taking her talent and passion of design and focusing her energy on creating Bee Brave Buddies for children suffering from cancer and/or other chronic illnesses. My daughter has an undiagnosed chronic illness and received Catie Cuddles from Bee Brave Buddies about 18 months ago...and she still sleeps with her! The intricate details, colors, and thoughtful design is genuine and from the heart. Thank you Rosanna, for providing my daughter and so many other sick children with strength, comfort and hope!

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Donor

Rating: 5

After reading of Rosanna and her love for the children that receive her lovely dolls, I was happy to be able to share some of my fabric with her to be a small part of the big effort she undertakes to bring joy to the little ones. Bee Brave is such an appropriate name for the organization. These children and families are not only in physical pain but emotional pain and they no doubt find themselves having to be more brave than they ever dreamed. It is wonderful to see that these dolls can be there tucked in beside them during the scariest of moments. Then they are still there being a friend when the days are brighter. I feel sure a little of Rosanna's heart is sewn into each one.

2 Dolly3

Donor

Rating: 5

It has been my pleasure to work with Rosanna Bernstein with the Bee Brave Buddies! As a donor, I find that the joy of the children receiving these dolls promotes healing, faith, positive outlook and hope for the kids as well as the parents. The dolls are very well received by the kids and they are exceptionally constructed as each one is handmade by a local seamstress.

Please consider donating a few dollars to truly be an ambassador of good well for children with cancer! Many thanks to Rosanna Bernstein for her creativity, her foresight and her love for the kids!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Pediatric Nurse and I saw the Bee Brave Buddies on a Facebook page that I follow. What a wonderful idea to make these dolls for children with cancer. I bought one for a friend who's daughter has Leukemia and I hope that it helps her through her journey!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with this nonprofit since its beginning and it is truly amazing. The founder, Rosanna Bernstein, is full of vision and energy and drive. The bald superhero dolls are adorable. And 100% of the money raised goes into making and distributing these dolls--there are no overheard costs and no salaries. I have seen firsthand the smiles and joy these dolls bring to very sick children. For them and their families Bee Brave Buddies are priceless.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I really love this non profit group. Rosanna Bernstein has done an amazing job giving to this organization for a wonderful cause. The dolls are so creative and this mission so thoughtful. It has been amazing with all the wonderful people who have embraced the concept. Please donate to help bring a smile to a child and their families who have gone through so much.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies goal from the beginning has been to give as many children as possible, who are undergoing cancer treatment, a "Buddy" of their own. A buddy who could bring them some measure of comfort, as well as a whole lot of fun, at a time in their young lives when both are very much needed. Rosanna Bernstein is accomplishing this by making and giving her Bee Brave Buddies to hundreds of cancer struck children across the country.
She is one special lady!

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beebrave 09/02/2017

Thank you, Kathy and thanks for all of your help!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies sends a friendly messenger in the form of a boy or girl doll with a smile to an individual child who is battling cancer. These kids are struggling with pain and the anticipation of more pain and their doll becomes a beam of sunshine that they can actually grasp and which provides them with actual comfort. We want each child to be able to find that comfort and to get well. What a big help you are Bee Brave Buddies Corporation! Thank you for all the love you send with each beautifully crafted doll!

2 Carina2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been following Bee Brave Buddies charity organization for some years now and I'm in love with them. I've seen how they started doing those adorable bold dolls that look just like those children in pain. I've seen videos when some kids receive their bee brave doll and their face just lits up. I think there is nothing better than doing a kid feel strength. To make them feel they are not alone in such tough battle. To make them feel deep in their heart they have their own brave buddie standing right next to them, ready to be hugged. To remember them, they are superheroes, they CAN win this.
Since the beginning until now, I've seen how much Bee Brave Buddies has grown up. LOTS of bold adorable dolls have been delivered, lots of children have been embraced in a hopeful hug and their parents get to get some happyness while seeing their kids with a smile on their face.
Thank you Bee Brave Buddies, for the bottom of my heart, thank you for all those kids you help to go thru such tough thing. For the smiles, for the strenght, for the love. GO GO GO!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing experience, my daughter was thrilled to receive her be brave doll in the mail! She takes it with her every time we leave the house. I am so grateful for the opportunity to share my good news with other families struggling with childhood cancer.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bee Brave Buddies is an amazing organization. My daughter received a Bestie Brave doll a few weeks after being diagnosed with Leukemia and it put a huge smile on her face as well as mine.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Absolutely beautiful gift for a child to receive I have had The unfortunate experience of seeing a lot of cancer in my lifetime with children and adults anyone that's holding a beautiful doll doesn't go through the cancer Treatment all alone bee brave buddies dolls I Strongly believe that these dolls are incredibly bright and beautiful Which puts a smile on any child's face! Whatever the sickness may be bee brave buddies doll are a sense of comfort To a child or an adult fighting cancer or whatever there illness may be my mother died of cancer terrible disease! So these dolls give you a sense of peace a sense of strength most importantly it gives you a friend ! You're not alone !

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Donor

Rating: 5

Be Brave! This is exactly what these precious dolls do for these precious children.
They offer a spark of joy and happiness at a time they need to "BE BRAVE"!
They are unique and are sent to the children without cost by the support given through the time and devotion of this organization.

2 Glori S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a 2 time cancer survivor, I know how great it feels to receive gifts from someone who cares while undergoing treatment. Bee Brave Buddies is an awesome charity that surprises children with huggable dolls who look like them. The smiles on the faces of these children really tells the story of what this charity is all about and that is why I support it 100%! I am a monthly donor and I sponsor a child through auto draft from my Paypal account. Won't you match or exceed my challenge for this wonderful organization?